Producing wines that are generous and harmonious is what Pierre Gaillard and his daughter Jeanne strive for at their family Domaine. Pierre was not born into a family of winemakers – his mother was a nurse and his father worked for the railways – but his passion for outdoor life and learning led him to a career in wine. He studied viticulture and oenology in Beaune and Montpellier, going on to work as Vineyard Manager at Guigal in Côte-Rôtie. He bought his first vines in 1981. 3 hectares in Saint-Joseph’s Clos de Cuminaille, in the high slopes of the commune of Malleval, at the northern edge of Saint-Joseph. Pierre now makes wines from 70 hectares, spread across the northern Rhône. Understanding the minutiae and complexities of each parcel, Pierre skilfully translates these details into each wine he makes.